The first Virtual Business Mixer of the Association “How to run a business in the times of COVID-19?” is already behind us. It was a very successful “meeting” with almost 50 participants, members of the Association and invited guests. After a short welcome by Sylwester Wybranowski, the newly elected President of the Association, and after the speech of Tomek Ludwicki – director of the EMBA @ UW Program, in which he referred to the current economic situation and presented the immediate plans of the International Management Center, experts took the floor
Microsoft Technology Center: Adam Dzwonkowski and Janusz Małgorzaciak. The presentation concerned not only the tools provided by Microsoft, but also touched upon the problem of corporate social responsibility. Later, the Microsoft team talked about their own experiences in creating teams working online, what difficulties arise or may arise, and how to overcome them. An interesting fact at the end was a conversation about the direction in which the tool will be developed, thanks to which we could “meet”, i.e. the TEAMS application, which functionalities may appear first, and when and how many contact windows we will be able to see.
The second part of the “meeting” belonged to Mirek Dudek, the Graduate of the 5th line of the WIEMBA program. Mirek, representing Silfra Consulting, shared his many years of experience in the field of change management. This part was extremely interesting, mainly due to the fact that most of our organizations are just ahead of the changes related to mitigating the effects of the current Covid crisis. Mirek shared with the participants his “secrets” in the field of how to design the process of change, what pitfalls we have to watch out for, and gave us some valuable advice.
At the end of the meeting, Krzysztof Pajączek joined the discussion, thanking everyone and at the same time announced and invited to the next meeting in the Virtual Businsess Mixer format.